Famous poverty line

Surveys are tedious and really hard to do well but

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Unformatted text preview: Ravaillon: not true Say it’s still at 20% of population when the others say 5% Difference is basically that: it matters what data you use: Chen and Ravaillon: household surveys on what they consume Sala- i- martin: uses national accounts data (government data) on earnings and income. Government data, the equivalent of IRS is not best, most accurate representation of the poor. Ravallion wins debate, since you’re missing much more in the government line than the other one. Surveys are tedious and really hard to do well, but our best estimates of poverty come from them so might as w...
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This document was uploaded on 03/28/2014 for the course INAF 252 at Georgetown.

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